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Homelessness is Down in Hollywood – Initiatives Backed by Former Councilmember Ryu Credited

Updated: Apr 30


According to an April 13 article in the Los Angeles Times, the unofficial count of the

unsheltered population conducted last year by a coalition of Hollywood businesses,

churches and nonprofit groups shows the number of people sleeping on Hollywood’s streets declined by 12%. The decrease reverses an upward trend of several years. The

article notes that while organizers did not have access to confidential data maintained by

the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, they speculated that project RoomKey, the

FEMA-funded program that housed thousands of vulnerable homeless people in hotels

last year, along with the opening of a new city Bridge Home Shelter on Riverside Drive

and 120 new units of permanent supportive housing were major factors.

Former CD 4 Councilmember David Ryu was a strong supporter of transitional housing

projects such as RoomKey and bridge housing.


Read the Los Angeles Times

article here.





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